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I have a site collection which needs to be compressed. So I followed Code Project Article here.

For that I have enabled both of the compression in my IIS > Compression setings as below screen:

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Now when I see the site in the network panel of developer tools, it doesn't show content-encoding: gzip for the home page which has the mimeType as text/html; charset=utf-8.

Other than this mimeType, I was able to see the JS, CSS files are coming with response attribute of content-encoding:gzip. So I updated the applicationHost.config and added mimeType for text/html; charset=utf-8. See below config file:

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Now my question is, is this the correct way to compress the site in GZip format?

Any other possible way for this?

How can I achieve the same without updating applicationHost.config? Can we do the same configuration in web application's web.config entry?

Thanks in advance.

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